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Cheesy Wotsits

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Re: Branching out
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2016, 07:27:31 AM »
Fine if you don't have to fork out for them yourself Jase.
Even if I was capable of such antics, mine certainly won't be getting that kind of abuse!

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Re: Branching out
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2016, 11:26:58 AM »
The bike arrived yesterday in as new condition, I have ordered some engine guards/crash bars and some LED spotlights.
It wasn't the best of day's to tell SWMBO about the bike cos on her way to work some white van driver passed her on her left side at Culverhouse cross junction crossed into her lane without any indication and smashed in the front wing/bonnet of he Mini in the process.
The prat even claimed innocence and tried to blame her for it.
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Re: Branching out
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2016, 11:45:04 AM »
Oh well. Shell get a nice shiny new wing. You get a nice shiny bike.

Win.....win

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Re: Branching out
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2016, 01:08:38 PM »
To many idiots on the road who deny liability when they cause an accident these days. As well as the camera for the bike I also fitted a camera to my car and the wife's car over Christmas to avoid any arguments about blame if any incident does occur.  :coolio
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Re: Branching out
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2016, 04:03:02 PM »
I think I'll just paint a bullseye on her next car, Her last car a BMW convertible was rear ended twice, her previous car a Megane CC was rear ended once, all by women (not that I'm implying anything in that statement :rolleyes)
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Re: Branching out
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2016, 04:11:20 PM »
Back on the original subject, I just had a quick ride on the Tiger and boy am I more than pleased, it feels so controllable at low speed and give it a bit of throttle and it can shift. The handling seems confident and the gel seat is very comfortable though I may invest in a touring type screen at some time. The weather doesn't look to good for the weekend so I'm going to have to put off giving it a long ride. :bimble
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Re: Branching out
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2016, 06:36:16 PM »
Don't bother wasting money on a touring screen. None seem any good. Except for the Madstad which gets rave reviews for functionality but nil points for looks.
Get a wind deflector that sits on top of your current screen.
I've got one, and it's bloody excellent. About 45.

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Re: Branching out
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2016, 09:01:28 PM »
You guy's talking about new bike's I'm beginning to get jealous 
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Re: Branching out
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2016, 07:11:51 AM »
Prefer to be out riding the f'in thing rather than talking about it though.
I freely admit to being a fair weather biker these days.


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Re: Branching out
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2016, 11:08:44 AM »
Don't bother wasting money on a touring screen. None seem any good. Except for the Madstad which gets rave reviews for functionality but nil points for looks.
Get a wind deflector that sits on top of your current screen.
I've got one, and it's bloody excellent. About 45.

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Do you recomend any particular deflector.
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Re: Branching out
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2016, 04:04:51 PM »
Can't find the one I purchased on ebay.
Mines fully adjustable.
Up, down, forwards, backwards. There are some more basic ones there. But not having used them,  obviously I can't recommend them.
Search for windshield deflectors, motorcycle.

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Re: Branching out
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2016, 05:41:04 PM »
Thank you Mr Wotsits, will have a look.  By the way I've just registered on the Tiger 800 forum and noticed some post from you.
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Re: Branching out
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2016, 06:15:11 PM »
All complete and utter drivel m8. Don't take any notice of it.

Much like NHs posts on here!

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Re: Branching out
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2016, 07:24:16 PM »
All complete and utter drivel m8. Don't take any notice of it.

Much like NHs posts on here!


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Oi...! You cheeky git.  :spank
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